Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

U.K. Politics: Nadhim Zahawi sacked by Rishi Sunak

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • heppolo
    replied
    Originally posted by Thriller View Post
    It’s never going to happen!
    Current soundtrack in BoJo's head.

    Leave a comment:


  • Thriller
    replied
    Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned letter to European council president Donald Tusk requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October – accompanied by a signed one arguing against it.

    The prime minister sent a total of three letters: an unsigned photocopy of the request he was obliged to send under the Benn Act, an explanatory letter from the UK’s ambassador to the EU and a personal letter explaining why Downing Street did not want an extension.

    The late-night letters followed another bruising day in the Commons for Johnson, where MPs voted by 322 to 306 to withhold approval of his EU exit deal, forcing him to write to Brussels by 11pm on Saturday to request an extension until 31 January 2020.
    It’s never going to happen!

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...twin-amendment

    Well that letter is getting sent to the EU.

    Last edited by Kpop; Sat October 19, 2019, 15:15.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...twin-amendment

    Leave a comment:


  • heppolo
    replied
    cause Boris is such a career politician, he would cling on to power

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    Originally posted by heppolo View Post
    It's gonna be a No Deal scenario, I guess. Boris attempts to sell the kind of deal Theresa had described previously as the one "no British PM would ever accept".
    Boris also said the same thing last November. And yet here we are.

    Leave a comment:


  • heppolo
    replied
    It's gonna be a No Deal scenario, I guess. Boris attempts to sell the kind of deal Theresa had described previously as the one "no British PM would ever accept".

    Leave a comment:


  • Thriller
    replied
    It’s being slated as being worse than May’s.

    I don’t fully understand the Ireland stuff if I’m honest.

    Leave a comment:


  • beredy
    replied
    Apparently a new deal is on the table. Next stop - getting ratified by UK Parliament and EU council.

    Leave a comment:


  • heppolo
    replied
    oh well, double trouble across the pond

    Leave a comment:


  • Wayne
    replied


    The Prime Minister has been reported for misconduct in public office. On the other side of the world, the US President is being investigated with a view to impeaching him.

    We live in extraordinary times.

    Leave a comment:


  • Thriller
    replied
    Civil unrest seems to be when rather than if.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    Originally posted by heppolo View Post
    Well, has there even been a more disastrous start of a PM tenure in history? Not sure.

    Not sure if we've seen the worst yet:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a9121201.html

    Leave a comment:


  • heppolo
    replied
    Well, has there even been a more disastrous start of a PM tenure in history? Not sure.

    Leave a comment:


  • Spartan
    replied
    UK politics are a damn mess at the moment.

    Leave a comment:


  • KEY9481
    replied
    I am honestly at loss for words to describe this mess.

    Leave a comment:


  • Thriller
    replied
    So if it was unlawful, will he face criminal charges?

    The “Joris Bonson” leave voter on TV today was a perfect example of why the referendum should never have happened

    Leave a comment:


  • Rihab
    replied
    Time to reopen parliament, then resign.

    Leave a comment:


  • beredy
    replied
    I hope EU kicks UK without a deal and finishes this saga. I never thought UK politics would ever turn into a bunch of headless chickens running around. Quite an amazing feat.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019...rules-prorogue

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...a9117696.html#

    Well done to the eleven Supreme Court Judges who have unanimously ruled that our deceitful Prime Minister unlawfully shutdown Partliament
    Last edited by Kpop; Tue September 24, 2019, 12:54.

    Leave a comment:


  • Shadowplay
    replied
    ROTFL... Groundhog Day..,

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...23948260983946
    Last edited by Shadowplay; Fri September 20, 2019, 08:32.

    Leave a comment:


  • heppolo
    replied
    Originally posted by Kpop View Post
    BoJo casual speeches are so pompous and overblown with hyperbole, the man himself might not completely understand what he is talking about (especially if he was trying to impress the Queen), so ...

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    It seems BoJo lied to the Queen

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a9100206.html

    Leave a comment:


  • Kpop
    replied
    Originally posted by jio View Post
    What exactly makes it "corruptly" won?
    Vote Leave was fined £61,000 after the electoral watchdog ruled that it broke electoral law.

    But was not possible to overturn the referendum result because the referendum was only advisory. Had the result been legally binding it would have been quashed.
    Last edited by Kpop; Wed September 11, 2019, 11:23.

    Leave a comment:


  • clh_hilary
    replied
    Originally posted by jio View Post
    That's so true... media decide who we are going to like and who not (politically) without even giving them the benefit of the doubt. I could name some examples but it is beyond the point.

    From a legal point of view there are several ways forward, most of each would annul the previous referendum (such as a new referendum). Ethically however there is no way that the UK could remain in the EU without hurting its democratic traditions. The will of the people was expressed freely and fairly once (yes, one could argue that politicians lied but show me when they don't lie? that means nothing) and since then we had a premier who was supposedly trying to achieve Brexit while never believing in it and now a parliament which is supposedly trying to achieve a Brexit with a deal when they clearly believe that there should be no Brexit at all. If another referendum does take place and Brexit is rejected, then the real question would be how much of the shift in votes was due to people essentially being blackmailed by the anti-Brexit rhetoric of post-Brexit doom (unproven) thus making the second decision one taken under distress plus the question of why the next referendum should be binding and not just attempt to overturn it again since that would have happened to the first one. Tough questions...
    I'm not saying there should be a second referendum, but if the choices on the second referendum are 1. take May's deal; or 2. no deal, then it's not going to harm the integrity of the first one.

    That'd also avoid people asking for a third referendum on the basis of a second referendum being held. Though the optics would be bad.

    I believe the best way to deal with it democratically would be to have a general election, although I believe with a GE there should also be an extension.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X